Child Migration and Displacement in LAC: Aligning Evidence-based Solutions and Research Priorities

The University of Virginia’s (UVA) Democracy Initiative (DI) and Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy’s Global Policy Centre (GPC) and UNICEF Innocenti (Innocenti) partnered to hold an international workshop on the theme of ‘Child Migration in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC): Aligning Evidence-based Solutions and Research Priorities’.

The workshop sought to convene a selection of leading academic experts and child migration practitioners, to discuss and align current state-of-art qualitative and quantitative evidence on promising solutions to improving child migration protection and care in the LAC region with remaining knowledge gaps and further academic and operational research opportunities. This consultative dialogue took place through discussions in Panama City from May 16-18 and focused on the main themes of child and youth-focused elements legal identity, transitory care models, and regional cross-border case management.

To learn more about this event, you can read the Workshop Concept Note and the Workshop Background Paper.